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In Pictures: Sunshine and lightning proves a mixed forecast for bank holiday

After the “mother of all thunderstorms” rolled across southern England overnight, bank holiday Sunday was a scorcher in some areas.

The UK was struck by lightning between 15,000 and 20,000 times as the “mother of all thunderstorms” rolled across southern England overnight, meteorologists said.

But the aftermath of the storm brought sunshine to some areas – although more thunder and lightning is expected into Monday.

A group of goslings chased a pedalos on the Serpentine in Hyde Park (John Stillwell/PA)
Crowds watch Rita Ora performing during the second day of BBC Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend at Singleton Park in Swansea (Ben Birchall/PA)
Between 15,000 and 20,000 lightning strikes hit on Saturday night as the
Here the sky is lit up over the Suleymaniye Mosque in Dalston, east London (Andrew Lanxon Hoyle/@Batteryhq/PA)
Children cool off in the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London (John Stillwell/PA)
It was a cooler start to the day in central Scotland where competitors were running in the 2018 Edinburgh Marathon (Jane Barlow/PA)
Fog coated the city centre buildings, proving ideal conditions for the Edinburgh marathoners (Jane Barlow/PA)
Traffic on the M42 in the West Midlands had to battle with standing water after heavy rain on Sunday (David Davies/PA)
Meanwhile, on the Hampshire/West Sussex, people made the most of the warm evening weather at Emsworth Mill Pond (Flora Thompson/PA)

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